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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Bolivian Legislative Assembly, in a session that included tough squabbles between the ruling party and the opposition, approved on Friday, February 12th, the presidential decree granting amnesty and pardon "for humanitarian reasons" to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The President of Brazil, Michel Temer, sanctioned the country’s new immigration law yesterday (Thursday, May 25th), giving those foreigners who want to live in Brazil more rights. The President, however,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – This week, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies approved a new Immigration Law which will create a road map for those with ‘irregular’ status in Brazil to obtain residency. The main requirement...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In the early hours of Wednesday, November 30th, as Brazilians grieved the deaths of Chapecoense soccer players in a tragic plane crash, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies approved the much-anticipated anti-corruption...
Editorial RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil has borders totaling 16,885 kilometers (10,492 miles) with ten different countries, which ranks it in third place behind China and Russia for the longest international land borders. China has 22,147 km,...
By Nestor Bailly, Contributing Reporter  RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In July 2, 2009, then-president Lula signed into a law an amnesty granting foreigners who are in Brazil illegally an opportunity to request a temporary two-year residence. Congressman William...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO - John Le Carré, in his novel “The Honorable Schoolboy” has a minor character define democracy to a British spy: “no communists, no generals.” The Curmudgeon submits that this phrase explains, to a...
By Lenora Deslandes, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The Presidential decree signed by President Lula in June of 2009 marked the third time that the Brazilian government has offered amnesty to illegal immigrants (the other two were in 1988...
By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The long-awaited immigration amnesty is at last a reality, and a canvassing of opinion among Gringoes indicates that an easier time is being had by those outside Rio and São Paulo. While...

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